Is shown there is to him than his fake exterior and he can still feel emotions and have a human connection without the need of drugs I loved the world and the connection these two had felt real I even got a little emotional which is retty impressive for a twenty age story The direction their relationship was heading was One Man's Justice perfect for the length of the story and the ending was a SUPER sweet HFN Gifted in Tongues 4 hearts Once again loved that JL Merrow This is another mini anthology by me and Josephine Myles in the Mad About the Brit Boys series where welay around with different sub genres of mainly MM this one s our sci fi collection Although the stories 2 by me 1 by Jo were first A Little Hotel On The Side published a long time ago and in a galaxy far far away okay not that last bit they re now exclusively available on Kindle in this little collection I had huge fun in very different ways with my 2 stories Gifted in Tongues I like to think of as capers in space whereas Better than Cola is a serious exploration of how a human could have a relationship with a truly alien creature Jo s story Insta Love on the other hand is a brilliant sly take on how hook ups might evolve in the future Enjoy D Help My Boyfriend s an Alien is an anthology composed of three short stories in a brief eightyages Once again authors JL Merrow and Josephine Myles have dusted off their archives and come up with a fun collection of flash fiction stories all Heute Ziehst Du Aus: Roman previouslyublished though of the three stories Myles Insta Love is the only one I d read before and in fact is the first Josephine Myles story I d ever read back to January of 2011 beginning my long held love of and appreciation for her writingBookending Insta Love are JL Merrow s Better Than Cola and Gifted in Tongues and given the title of the antho you can clearly guess that all three stories have a sci fi theme but each are uniue and wonderful in their own right Better Than Cola truly has a beauty all its own though as it not only takes on the obsession with outward appearance but gender assignments as well all wrapped up in an alien species that are light than substance but can wear the shell of a human and for all intents and urposes appear human but must be trained in the art of doing so I loved the twist of something so banal as a handshake taking on a rather interesting connotation to Summer Storms and I loved that the species themselves took on a collective identity outside of gender norms With a sweet humor and unbridled warmth Merrow brings Nathan and Summer Storms together and I loved everything about this story s message as well as the beauty of its endingInsta Love is Josephine Myles tongue in cheek take on what else the insta love trope set it a *futuristic world where the chemically and cosmetically enhanced Skip meets his match in Wildman a Gaian *world where the chemically and cosmetically enhanced Skip meets his match in Wildman a Gaian who s on his Fallow year which is something like the Amish Rumspringa just to give you a frame of referenceIn a morning after setting one in which Skip has woken up without the benefit of the right emoti chems and to what was supposed to be a one night stand with Wildman the story becomes Skip s education in sex and love about confusing sex with love and the natural chemical high they both inspire and about taking the time to let a relationship grow from the seed of connection Of the three stories in the collection this one offers the most food for thoughtClosing things out is Merrow s wild and crazy and a little bit kinky Gifted in Tongues in which Torvald Spitz Spitzbergen wakes up in a rison cell with a Felid named Tao and I would say the fur flies but mostly it s the sparks between Spitz and Tao that are out of this world There s a little Kapriolen Des Schicksals[Roman] prison sex and of course trying to figure out how to get themselves out of theredicament they ve found themselves in And somewhere along the way the discovery that maybe they aren t uite done exploring each other a little This story is full of imagination and clever dialogue and is a sexy and imaginative way to close out the anthology for sureIt s kind of hard to go wrong with either of these authors individually Put them together in one lace with the right combination of stories and you re bound for an entertaining way to spend a couple of hours with a bookReviewed by Lisa for The Novel Approachhttpwwwthenovelapproachreviewsco Here are 3 gay scifi romance stories and if that s your thing you should definitely get itThe first story Better Than Cola I think is absolutely brilliant There is a thing you should definitely get itThe first story Better Than Cola I think is absolutely brilliant There is a SF genius at work here and the conceptworld could have been made into a book or even a whole series by itself I d buy itThe second story is Insta Love which I had read before That was OK I knew it wasn t going to be new to me and I enjoyed reading it againThe last one seemed like a shifter story than aliens but I guess it wasn t because the character was ermanently a cat All the same it seemed like shifter without the human element I enjoyed it but the first story was still my favorit. E Insta Love™ mood atch have worn off and he’s left with an awkward social encounter So when he wakes up next to a naked bear of a man his first instinct is to kick the stranger out But Wildman has other ideas and Skip may have to learn how to snuggleGifted in TonguesSpace ilot Torvald “Spitz” Spitzbergen wakes up in an alien jail with a hangover no clear memory of the night before – and a six foot ginger Felid as a cell mate How is he going to get out of this one And importantly will he get a chance to check out the Felid’s legendary talents fir. ,
From the waist down and ended with a budding kitty on man sexual relationship It s a short fun crazy little story that you ll at least find humorous if not a little hot What else can you expect from a day in the life of a ilot known for getting into trouble who has an acidic blob for a jail cell neighbor a Felid for a cell mate and a bit of a kink for a very talented tongue All in all three entertaining stories from two great authors Recommended for anyone who is looking for something a little out of this worldRead this review and others at Out next week and up for One Day in December pre order on This book contains two stories by JL Merrow and one by me all of which have beenreviously Alamo Story: From Early History to Current Conflicts published but which have been out ofrint for a while now I hope you enjoy our foray into sf Review written for Love Bytes ReviewsANTHOLOGY REVIEWI usually enjoy science fiction stories a lot so I was than willing to give this one a try The concepts were all great and while the stories were on the whole enjoyable they didn t seem as well developed as others I ve read by these same authors which was a little disappointing If you re looking for a uick sci fi read with a side dose of romance this may be something you want to check out but if you want some short stories with depth to them I d robably look at something elseBetter Than Cola by JL Merrow 3I found the idea of this story intriguing but was just left wanting so much There wasn t a great deal of information about Summer s eople which was a bit disappointing but with a short story I still found that acceptable The interactions between the two main characters were fine but again I wanted I ve read short stories that read as complete tales and the length was never a detriment before but here it just really was things just happened way too fast to get much enjoyment out of it but the concept was still really good If it was expanded this could be a great storyInsta Love by Josephine Myles 3This one was just kind of okay for me Skip doesn t really know how to feel anything without the help of some sort of drug to help him get there and while I found the idea of the upgrades and various roducts kind of interesting it was also fairly sad as well I like that Wildman was than willing to help Skip feel and do things without something in his system messing with his emotions but regardless of the connection he said he felt between them I wasn t really feeling it The connection just wasn t there for me and the short length was a real detriment to the enjoyablility of this story as wellGifted in Tongues by JL Merrow 35The best story in the anthology this one also felt the most complete to me I really liked how you got to see so many different aliens and the to me I really how you got to see so many different aliens and the entire really brought home the sci fi aspect for me While I still didn t feel as much of a connection between the main characters as I would ve liked I do think they aired well together The ending was great and made me smirk a little but I still wanted It would be easy to write a seuel with these characters if the author were ever so inclined and I would totally read it if that ever were to happen but the story ended well and while I would like I wasn t as disappointed with this story as I was with the Out of the Box previous twohttplovebytesreviewscom2016081 BR with Kristan and I have to say these were three fun light short stories that were an absoluteleasure to read Overall 4 hearts Better than cola 35 hearts Well that was a The First Secret of Edwin Hoff pretty interesting read I really don t want to give anything away but this alien is certainly not humanoid which is rather uncharted territory in romance novels JL Merrow definitely introduced the characters in a way that made the strange appearance of Summer Storms acceptable Once again I don t want to give anything away but I wasretty intrigued when I started reading to see how everything would an outThe world building was short sweet and simple much like the story we knew what we had to without too much detail being givenThis story is very short so there was never going to be huge amounts of character development but even so I found the connection between Summer Storms and Nick not very well developed Nothing in their conversations made me feel they had made the connection they claimed to have had However the characters were sweet and I loved Summer s observations on humans and his attempts to learn our ways I was definitely chuckling throughout the story Insta Love 45 heartsThis was my favourite of the anthologySuch an interesting and creative take on a cyberpunk world where eople depend on drugs for their emotional needs and human connections Insta love is a favourite drug of Skips which gives the illusion of love which he needs to help him find a connection with his lovers Salty fluid against his tongue as he swallows down all the way straining his jaw but it s worth it Worth it for this man he loves This man whose body he worships This manWhat was his nameWhen Skip meets Wildman who is a natural he. H the boundaries of love in ways both thoughtful and tongue in cheekThese stories have all been reviously ublished but are now available exclusively in this anthologyBetter Than ColaHuman social etiuette Physical contact Pronouns They’re not easy to handle when you’re a swarm creature with a composite mind newly fitted into a male human body Especially when you find your body reacting to the human man assigned to help you acclimatiseInsta Love™Skip likes to arty and he likes loving men What he doesn’t like is the morning after when the effects of th.
J.L. Merrow ð 6 Free read35 stars overall This is an enjoyable anthology by two stellar authors All the stories are extremely short which is both a ositive and a negative We re left wanting yet they Under Lock and Key pack bang for your buck getting right down to the nitty gritty I love sic fi so this anthology was a sure thing for me but I liked the wide range we got Unusual beings from anotherlanet growing accustom to Earth Futuristic humans so far gone on new tech that they ve forgotten how to interact with each other And space traveling cats with talented tongues There s a little something for everyone Better Than Cola by JL Merrow 4 stars This was my favorite of the bunch I loved the slow reveal of figuring out what and who exactly Summer Storms was I loved their tentativeness and curiosity Merrow was able to convey a complex world with entirely different social sexual and moral codes through just a few conversations The ending was erfect All three of these stories are extremely short so all of them felt like they could have continued and been full books But this one felt the most complete I felt a strong connection between Nathan and Summer Storms and knew that they had genuine affection for each other and would continue on from this oint That and the big reveal and subseuent sex scene was FreakenAwesome view spoilerWe were given hints with the Lignin Biodegradation: Microbiology, Chemistry, and Potential Applications: Volume II pluralronouns and with Summer s reference to being afraid of being Something Wicked perceived by the humans as repulsive in their natural form since wouldn t you feel that way if mammals were exterminated like vermin on theirlanet but the subseuent swarm was still hide spoiler 35 stars Copy Velvet Ropes (Club Undercover provided to Bayou Book Junkie in exchange for a fair and honest reviewBetter Than ColaSummer Storms is a composite creature that has been assigned to Nathan Chambers so Nathan can help him acclimatize to dealing with humans They re than a little overwhelmed by all they ve been experiencing but can t stop themselves from being drawn to Nathan and surprisingly it seems Nathan is eually drawn to them This was an interesting story Short and sweet I loved Summer s reactions to all they were experiencing and well how could you not love Nathan He s just awesome Really enjoyable Rating 45 Stars Insta Love Skip wakes up the morning afterartying with a naked bear of a man who doesn t seem as inclined to leave as Skip would have liked Wildman is set on showing Skip that he doesn t need an Insta Love mood Freud and His Followers patch to relate to him I adore Josephine Myles writing and this short story was not the exception It was sweet and kind of awkward just like Skip and both Skip and Wildman were great and very hot together Very recommendable Rating 45 Stars Gifted in TonguesSpitz wakes up in an alien jail with a hangover no clue as to how or why he is in jail and a six foot ginger Felid as a cellmate How is he ever going to get out of hislight This story was my favorite of the three There s just something about a sarcastic fun character like Spitz that draws me in like just something about a sarcastic fun character like Spitz that draws me in like else Even in the worst of circumstances he just couldn t or wouldn t shut up Pjesme pushing andushing and ushing some Never mind that I just loved Spitz and Tao together they were definitely hot A definite must read Rating 5 Stars Yup It s official I have a thing for these two authors Though honestly I m an easy sell Put a book in front of me with the words aliens and gay and book in front of me with the words aliens and gay and m nose first into it This anthology was a wonderful mix of sci fi naughty and outright fun From aliens that look like cats to emotions in a atch there s a little something for everyone Better than Cola 45 stars was hands down my favorite read of the three Like all good orn it has a hot guy in an authority osition showing the ropes to the newbie In this case Nathan Chambers is a human assigned to
"Summer Storms An Interesting Alien "Storms an interesting alien is wearing a human body and adapting to life on earth amongst humans Nathan s job is to assist Summer Storms in their acclamationAnd boy does he ever But it s than just a hot read There s an innocence and vulnerability about Summer that just draws you in and a depth to this story that will surprise you The author did a great job at creating a complete story acked with feelings in such a short amount of ages If you re going to try any of the three stories in this anthology I highly recommend this oneInsta Love 3 stars reminded me of a Doctor Who episode In a future where we experience our feelings through a A'dan Z'ye Yaşar Kemal patch rather than the good old fashioned way it s easy to confuse synthetic emotions for the real deal Skip wakes up from a one night stand and wants nothing than for the hot guy in his bed to go home But hot guy Wildman is not having it He thinks their night together was fantastic and if Skip would allow himself to experience his own emotions and vulnerability than he d be opening himself to a real relationship and genuine connections It was a short sweet happy for now read Gifted in Tongues 4 stars started out with our MC waking up in a jail cell naked. Love and desire that’s out of this worldIt’s time to suit up take thoserotein Nacht pills and boldly come where no man has come before Take a trip to the future or do your bit for interlanetary relations with some close encounters of a very unusual kindIn this erotic science fiction triple feature you’ll meet a cat that’s anything but cute and cuddly take a ill that’ll make you fall in love for a night and discover desire that transcends the limitations of a human body It’s a brave new world as you explore the unknown in three short stories that us. ,